Dr Japie de Wet
Dr Japie de Wet qualified as a plastic surgeon in 2008 and became a fellow of the South African College of Plastic Surgeons.
He pursued a career in cosmetic & reconstructive surgery, in private practice and as a part-time consultant in the department of Plastic Surgery at MEDUNSA.
This evolved to a practice focused on aesthetic facial and breast surgery, and functional and aesthetic facial reconstruction.
He has always been actively involved in training and education, sharing his passion for surgical perfection with peers, as a Mentor of the Allergan Medical Aesthetics academy and an honorary fellow of the ASDS international training mentorship programme.
As reconstructive co-faculty of the Skinmatters Mohs Micrographic surgery training unit he plays a leading role in research and training of fellows.
He is currently an active member of the South African Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and founding director of the state-of-the-art Club Surgical Centre.
Dr Stefan Rawlins
Dr Stefan Rawlins is a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with a keen interest in skin cancer reconstruction.
Upon qualifying in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Medunsa University, Dr Rawlins continued to serve as a part-time consultant in the academic department, assisting in training other specialists. Dr Rawlins regularly operates with the Smile Foundation throughout Africa, operating with international teams of specialists on patients with cleft lips and palates.
Dr Rawlins has a private practice as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Montana, Pretoria, focusing on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, and is part of the Specialist Reconstructive Team at the Skinmatters Mohs and Reconstruction Unit.
DR NICOLETTE LANDMAN
MB.Ch.B(Cum laude) FCS(SA) FC Plast Surg(SA)
“It was an easy decision when I had to choose my speciality – I knew I would choose surgery because its manual and I need to work with my hands. My interest in Plastic Surgery was sparked when I was a six-year medical student. I have found Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to be the most diverse surgical speciality. One has to be able to work on every part of the body and deal with an age range from the little new-borns to elderly patients.
It is a speciality that ties surgical and artistic skill together and utilises one’s appreciation for form and function. This is applicable to reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgery.”
Dr Nicolette Landman matriculated from Sentraal High School in Bloemfontein as their Dux scholar. She was the student with the highest academic marks in the Free State when she matriculated in 1994.
In 2000 she obtained her MBChB degree Cum Laude from the University of the Free State. She received the Dean’s Award for the overall best medical student during the six-year training period. During her studies, she received a multitude of other awards, ranging from individual subject awards to yearly best medical student.
After working abroad, she returned to train as a General Surgeon at Grootte Schuur hospital and the University of Cape Town. She completed her FCS (SA) examination and became a Fellow of the College of Surgeons of South Africa. She then trained as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the University of Pretoria. She passed her FC (Plastic Surgery) SA examination and became a Fellow of the College of Plastic Surgeons of South Africa.
Currently Dr Nicolette is practicing as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Midstream, serving patients from Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand and Johannesburg, as well as the greater Gauteng area. Some of her loyal patients travel from all over South Africa to undergo surgery with her.
Dr Frits Spruyt
MBChB (UFS), MMED Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (UFS), FC Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (SA)
Member of APRASSA.
Dr Spruyt is a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Private Practice in Pretoria, South Africa.
Special Interests Include:
– Reconstructive Surgery including Microsurgery
– Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine
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506 Jochemus Street
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Dr Nils Irsigler
With a balanced approach to Plastic surgery as a reconstructive and aesthetic art, he sees the value of both a pragmatic as well as personalised treatment plan. Cancer is an emotional strain especially when it is visually obvious. It is therefore desired to have the best cancer resection principals and the most appropriate tissue closure of the resulting defect. Together with the Mohs team Dr Irsigler’s passion is to deliver an excellent and a pleasant experience.
Dr Nils Irsigler
Dr Rory Dower obtained both his MMed (Plast Surg) and FC Plast Surg (SA) before going on to complete two international fellowships in microsurgery- The first at St Thomas’ hospital in London, and the second, an advanced microsurgery fellowship in Taiwan.
Dr Dower has done an aesthetic fellowship at the prestigious London Clinic on Harley street as well as observorships in rhinoplasty at the Marienhospital in Stuttgart, and in implant breast reconstruction at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre in New York.
During his specialist training, APRSSA awarded Dr Dower Best Clinical Paper in 2009 and 2011, as well as Best Publication in 2012. He presented at the European Association of Plastic Surgeons (EURAPS) Annual Meeting in 2014, on breast reconstruction.
Clinical Interest Areas
· Skin cancer reconstruction
· Breast cancer reconstruction
· Aesthetic surgery
· Facial aesthetic surgery
· GMC (General Medical Council UK)
· RCSENG (Royal College of Surgeons England)